So...with this bombshell of a news that we are all still coming to terms with, and upon which there will be many, many ruminations over the coming years, there is one important point we need to consider: Will our beloved character who was unjustly killed in EP1 just to pimp up that rascal Kenobi return in EP 7? I am ofcourse talking about the last true born Sith, one who had perfected the art of the Double Bladed Lightsaber at a time when no one else in the galaxy could even begin mastering such a weapon, a Sith so devoted to his ideals and filled with so much zeal that he covered himself with ancient tattoes whose importance no other knows, and who was the first force user in the canonical SW history at that point to take on a Jedi Master (council member level and the only Jedi in the history of the order and the galaxy to master the technique of retaining his identity in the Force, thus making him wiser and more powerful than even Yoda in that respect) and Kenobi (hands down the best and most talented Jedi in the galaxy) simultaneously and defeat them soundly, without even a scratch...until of course script immunity kicked in and he was offed. I am ofcourse talking about DARTH MAUL, Dark Lord of the Sith, First Apprentice to Darth Sidious, and the True Successor to the Sith Legacy, unlike the filthy traitorous Jedi Scum who followed him. Now I know he has been brought back in Clone Wars but, like I hope all true DM fans, I too am horrified and disgusted by the utterly moronic and ridiculous depiction of Maul in the cartoon. Yes I wanted Maul back...but not in a way that completley RAPES his legacy. The spider legs (drider from D&D??), the insanity (a Sith surely has a mind strong enough to resist madness), the robotic legs, the ridiculously ravaged background (he is Nightbrother? His fearsome tatoos which were canonically established as Sith for more than a decade and implied a deep, intimate age and primal connection to the Dark Side even Sidious did not have are now Nightbrother tatoos which every NB has?), the fact that Maul spoke more in a single trailer of the second last trailer to Clone Wars season 4 than he did in the decade before that for all SW screen medium combined, the fact that he actually taunted Kenobi in a saber duel instead of just pounding away at him silently...I could go on and on and on. I suppose this is karma...for years, ever since TPM I mocked Vader fanboys and then Fett fanboys about their rage regarding the rape of their beloved characters' backgrounds in TPM and AOTC...never would I have thought this would happen to Maul. As much as I wanted Maul back, I would much rather he stay dead that the travesty that now graces Cartoon Network in the name Star Wars has made him out to be. A theforce.net member once said many, many years ago, before ROTS that Lucas has a great talent for making original, cool and memorable villains, but also a great talent at totally destroying their appeals years later. How true. Filoni is to blame as well for Maul, for had he not invented the retarded Savage Oppress, Lucas would likely not have brought back Maul So anyhow, with this incredible announcement earlier today, what do you think is the possibility for Disney to bring back Darth Maul for REAL this time, i.e. in a fully canon Star Wars big screen movie (episode 7, or any episode after) I can easily think up a how...some corrupted Jedi walks past the shaft in Naboo where Maul fell, and feels a disturbance in the dark side. He goes down, intrigued and is taken over by Maul's spirit that still lingers there, not having dissipated as Maul has perfected what Darth Plaguies could not through his immense hatred and desire for total revenge. The spirit's power is so strong it destroys the spirit of the corrupted Jedi and transforms his body into Mauls. Voila! DM is back, and no ridiculously stupid robo or spider legs in site. In the EU they call a similar technique Essence Transfer...they can call it peanut butter for all I care, it's just a device to bring Maul into the action once more. This time, freed from the chains of the OT and the script, a competent director and producer can take Maul in any number of directions...best of all it will all be completely unknown to us, making for a truly memorable and magical Star Wars experience. Heck, maybe we will get to see Maul decapitate Luke, Leia, Han and Chewie in one go, clearing the old guard and making way for the New Hope that Luke in spirit form will guide. Well that got longer than I had thought, so chime in and let us all know what you think! Will Maul be back in EP7 and +? Should he be back?